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Friday, October 29, 2010

Are you CREATIVE? Here's How.

Creativity comes from the CREATOR. 

When we ignore the Creator, we will not be all that we were created to be.  When we spend time on the wrong things, we run through life without purpose and no instructions on what to do and where to go.  That’s why so many people are stressed out.    

We’re trying to figure out how life works without consulting the One who created life.  Quit letting distractions, even though innocent in itself, steal time from your relationship with God. That’s why our passions of other things is higher that our passion for Him.

Shut off the TV, quit playing games on Facebook and spend some quality time with the Lord.  

Be a God chaser and chase after Him.  Wrap your life around Him.  Make Jesus the object of your affection.  When you say you are a Christian, meaning you are a disciple of Jesus Christ, you must discipline your life and follow His ways. The only way to know His ways is to spend time getting to know Him.  You must dedicate time in prayer, meditation and studying His “instruction manual for living” – the Bible.

Offer your heart back to the Lord. 
He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6). Seek the Creator, not just the stuff He created.   Get CREATIVE again! Heed His Voice.

When we surrender all to Him, He will give it all back to us. Nothing is more important than Jesus.  Give Him your love, and your cup will run over with blessings – continually all the days of your life. 

Our ultimate goal is to dwell in the house of the Lord forever.  The good life here and now and ever after but only if you’ve allowed Him to capture your heart by His unfailing love.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

What the HELL is social media - in 2 minutes

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Gospel Celebrities: Pastors in Prime Time Or Hot Seat?

Do you love your pastor or worship him? Has the media influenced the way the church looks at ministry today? Has the "prosperity gospel" created a monster beast called, Gospel Celebrity? Hmmm.

Has too much exposure in TV, parts in movies, and glitzy websites made the ministers of the Gospel think that they are rock stars? Some are acting like it. Driving cars that cost more than some homes - and wearing custom suits and expensive watches to prove that they are "blessed" and highly favored child of God.
But then the news hits.

We don't mind reading in the tabloids or online about a rock star and their "mistakes." But what happens when our pastors, preachers or prophetesses start making HEADLINES - and we read about their dirt?

We are in shock because they really aren't what we they portrayed to be. Or did we just see what we wanted to see? Was it there all the time and money was the magnifier? 

I will never forget the children's story "The Emperor's New Clothes" by Hans Christian Anderson. I really liked that story because it illustrated that just because you think you're right - doesn't mean you are - even if other people seem to go think so too.

The Emperor surrounded himself with people who feared him. They put him on a pedestal and felt he was their "god." They were afraid to disagree with anything he said or thought. They were the consummate "yes-men." Consequently, they let him fall for some really dumb stuff. Like walking around in "invisible" clothes.

That's the problem with having just "yes" people around you. They will let you look stupid instead of challenging you because they're too afraid. In the story, it wasn't until one truthful child stepped forward and told the Emperor that he had no clothes on, then the Emperor finally got a revelation!

There are two sides of this story and they're both based on things that are ungodly: fear and pride.

If the people had not been in fear - they could have told the Emperor the real deal. And if he hadn't wrapped himself up in pride, he could have recognized that he was really looking ridiculous.

Fear and pride are elements that can kill a soul and destroy a nation. When rampant in the church, it can stop the move of God.

God's Word says that we should submit to those in authority. We are to respect and revere them - not be afraid of them. First Peter 5:5 says, "All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, 'God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.'"

We are to respect one another. When we worship a pastor to the point that we're afraid to tell them the truth - it's dangerous. The pastor will go around exposed to deceit and not even know it. We should never worship or esteem man over God - it's detestable in God's eyes. It's idolatry - and anything you idolize you will not dispute - even when you know it's right to do so.

If we really love our pastors, we must speak the truth.

Ministry leaders must also learn to temper their stubbornness - which comes out of pride. The Bible says there is safety in a multitude of counselors. Wise counsel is godly. If a pastor thinks he knows it all, he is heading for destruction. The Word warns us that "pride comes before destruction."

If God gives grace and favor to the humble, we all must be willing to say, "I was wrong. I stand corrected." Stubbornness keeps us from doing what is best - thus in the end we hurt others and ourselves too.

Confrontation requires courage. Reverence does not mean we can't speak the truth to our pastors in love. Mutual respect is the key element. It flows both ways.

Ministry marketing pioneer. social media strategist and PR Coach Pam Perry helps authors garner publicity and leverage online strategies. As a 20-year PR veteran, she is also the co-author of "Synergy Energy: How to Use the Power of Partnerships to Market Your Book, Grow Your Business and Brand Your Ministry." For a free MP3 of "What Every Author Should Know," go to She offers free help at her blogsite: thru her free e-newletters and teleclasses.
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Friday, October 15, 2010

Honoring Sweetest Day with Classic Chocolate Pages interview with Pastor Rudy Rasmus

What's LOVE got to do with it? EVERYTHING>>>
Pastor Rudy Rasmus (author of "Touch")

Pastor Rudy Rasmus and wife, Juanita Rasmus (Houston, TX)


The one-hour weekly show to feature performances,
interviews and specials with today's biggest
gospel artists

"Pastor Rudy's Love Revolution" to launch 
with in-studio performances by Brian 
Courtney Wilson, Trin-i-tee 5:7,
 Juanita  Bynum and Micah Stampley

(New York, NY -- October 15, 2010) -- SIRIUS XM's Praise, 
the channel showcasing today's biggest gospel artists, 
will launch a new weekly show hosted by Pastor Rudy, 
the author, pastor, street ethicist and global humanitarian.
Pastor Rudy's Love Revolution will feature music hand
selected by Pastor Rudy Rasmus, uplifting conversation 
with the Pastor and his special guests and a regular segment, 
"Ask Pastor Rudy, during which 
Pastor Rudy will answer some of his listeners' questions.

Pastor Rudy's Love Revolution will launch this Sunday, 
October 17, at 12:00 pm ET, on Praise, SIRIUS channel 
68 and XM channel 33, with a set of in-studio 
performances by Brian Courtney Wilson, Trin-i-tee 5:7, 
Juanita  Bynum and Micah Stampley.

"Pastor Rudy's Love Revolution on Praise is a dream 
come true," said Pastor Rudy. "A long awaited dream
to touch and possibly change the world forever with
the power of unconditional love."  The SIRIUS XM 
exclusive show will air each Sunday at 12:00 pm ET.

Pastor Rudy Rasmus is the co-pastor, with his wife Juanita, 
of St. John's United Methodist Church, located in 
downtown Houston, Texas. Pastor Rudy and Juanita 
founded Bread of Life, Inc., a not-for-profit organization
in 1992 and began serving dinners to the homeless 
in the sanctuary at St. John's. 

He is the author of
TOUCH: Pressing Against The Wounds of a Broken World 
(Thomas Nelson Publishers), which profiles 
his interesting life story and his unique brand of faith. 
Pastor Rudy has contributed monthly to Oprah Winfrey's
O magazine for an ethics column titled "Now What Do I Do." 
He is also featured monthly in Epitome magazine.
Pastor Rudy and long time member, Beyonce
Praise plays uplifting sounds of today's 
gospel superstars, including Hezekiah Walker, 
Shirley Caesar, Kirk Franklin, BeBe & CeCe Winans, 
Marvin Sapp, Fred Hammond and more. 

For more information, visit or

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with Pam Perry and Pastor Rudy
Click here >  Chocolate Pages Show



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